Heimtextil will have a focus on the textile designers of tomorrow at its upcoming session to be held during January 7-10, 2020. It will host the second edition of the “New & Next University Contest” which is expected to present exciting new design ideas by students. The event targets European universities which can register to take part in the competition.
The fair will showcase innovative textile designs by up-and-coming product and textile designers. With the “New & Next University Contest”, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles is targeting European universities that specialise in textile design and other related courses of study. They are invited to submit three representative design drafts by their students via an online platform. The closing date for entries is September 30, 2019. The winners of the competition will get an opportunity to present themselves under the “New & Next” banner in the “Textile Design” product area.
At Heimtextil, “New & Next” has been a byword for the promotion of newcomers and start-ups for many years now. Under this title, Heimtextil presents young labels that are new on the market. Recently, around 40 newcomers to the market presented fresh design ideas to the international trade fair audience.
There will also be a job exchange platform for textile and fashion professionals. Graduates, young professionals and established professionals will be able to access attractive job offers via the new Texpertise Network job exchange platform. The job exchange platform also offers companies from the textile and apparel industry the opportunity to recruit new staff.